In this week’s episode, Sheila fights for custody of the Native American kids and clashes with Sammi about where they will all live once Frank is released. Lip catches up on bills with the money he got from Amanda’s parents. Fiona, meanwhile, passes a drug test, gets sprung from jail and lands a job at Patsy’s Pies with the help of her parole officer. Also, a more cognizant Frank begins to feel like his old, troubled self.
The series meets the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad’s a drunk, Mom split long ago, and eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam is – well, he might actually be Black, but nobody has a clue how.
The series stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Emma Kenney.
“Shameless” season 4, episode 12 airs April 6, at 9 p.m. on Showtime.